Employees with very demanding jobs and not much freedom to make decisions have a much higher risk of having a heart attack compared to other people of their age whose jobs are less stressful, researchers from University College London reported in The Lancet.
Research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Plant Biology shows how targeting two bacterial genes into an ornamental plant (Pelargonium), can produce long-lived and pollen-free plants. Pelargoniums (‘Geraniums’ and ‘Storkbills’) have been cultivated in Europe since the 17th century and are now one of the most popular garden and house plants around the world.
Moderate to light exercise for seniors may help them to deal with anxiety and stress for a period of time after their workout. Previous research has shown that exercise boosts mood, but the effects on a person’s emotional state have yet to be seen, as well as whether the positive effects last when faced with everyday stressors.
Ghrelin is a hormone released by the lining of the stomach that promotes feeding behavior. Decreasing ghrelin levels could potentially help combat obesity in fact, a vaccine that lowers ghrelin levels in order to reduce appetite is being studied as a treatment for obesity. However, many people eat as a way to relieve stress.
According to The University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, nearly 1 in 4 grandparents keep prescription medications in places children can easily access. Each year, more young children visit the emergency room for unintentional medication poisonings than for car accidents. The poll asked parents and grandparents of children, aged 1 to 5 years old, whether medicines were present in their homes and if so, how they are stored. Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the C.S.
British consumers are considerably misjudging how much sugar supposedly “healthy option drinks” contain, researchers from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, revealed in a new report. The investigators asked 2,005 individuals across the country to estimate how much sugar some popular drinks contained. They found that, in general, people tend to slightly overestimate the sugar content of sodas (fizzy drinks), while seriously underestimating levels in milkshakes, smoothies, energy drinks and several fruit juices.
A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, to be published in the September issue of the journal Pain, reveals that, for people with chronic back pain, having a little adversity in your life can be protective and beneficial.
If you’ve ever groaned, “Oh, my aching back!”, you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.
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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have identified the three protein fragments that make gluten – the main protein in wheat, rye and barley – toxic to people with coeliac disease. Their discovery opens the way for a new generation of diagnostics, treatments, prevention strategies and food tests for the millions of people worldwide with coeliac disease…
We offer many Delta dental plans for seniors. Which helps to provide affordable dental coverage’s. We also provide Delta dental plans that do not have waiting periods. So if a larger dental care is needed you be able to have benefits available at the start of the plans effective date. If you do not have any basic or major dental care needs right away you may want to choose one of Delta dental plans that do have waiting periods but offer a lower monthly cost of their plan. Review our dental insurance plan options that include Delta dental just by entering your zip code in the quote box provided. If you have any questions please call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am – 4pm
Because dental is not included in Original Medicare (unless medically necessary) or Medigap supplement plans, seniors must look elsewhere for dental care coverage.
One option is that you could enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, just be aware that dental benefits are usually limited to cleanings, exams, and bitewing X-rays. So make sure you know the benfits offered and the plan limitations on services
Another option is that you buy your own individual dental insurance plan. There are different dental insurance plan types. If you are low income or fixed budget you may want to review a dental HMO insurance plan as they are the more affordable dental insurance option.
However if you have a dentist you like to stay with that dose not accept dental HMO insurance plan the you will want to review dental PPO’s plan instead as they let you choose inside or outside plan proviers.
On our website shareofcost.com we provide both of these options in most states. Just enter your zip code in the quote box to review all our dental insurance options. If you have any question need help please call our customer service line at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am – 4pm Pacific Daylight Time
A fee schedule is a complete listing of fees/cost you pay for the different dental services that are covered by the plan. You will generally find fee schedules with dental HMO insurance plans. Dental HMO plans will lay out all the dental services that are offered under the plan and your cost should you have them.
There are good benefits to fruit juice, however just like soda they can still be harmful to your child teeth. According to the head of a leading Dentistry University in Australia, juices, contain citric acid which can dissolve the hard structures of your teeth, especially the exposed roots and the enamel, which leaves the inner parts of teeth exposed. This, in turn, leads to tooth sensitivity.
The healthiest drink you can have is water but you do not have to stop all other drinks. Just limit amounts of fruit juice and soda and drink out of a straw to limit contact on your teeth.
Porcelain crowns are used for both cosmetic and restorative results for discolored, chipped or broken teeth. Yet, there are two factors to consider: First, porcelain crowns are more costly than other treatments and second, a crown requires the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure. On the other hand, crowns are stronger than the other cosmetic choices and can last for many years with good dental health habits. Porcelain crowns are reserved for permanent teeth that are fully erupted with the gum tissue at its adult position.
According to national data seven percent of adults 65 years and older reported having tooth pain at least twice during the past six months. Oral pain is not something to defer. Oral pain is a sign of an advanced problem in either your tooth or gum tissues.
Oral pain and health problems, whether from missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures, cavities, gum disease, or infection, can cause difficulty eating and can force people to adjust the quality, consistency, and balance of their diet. Therefore professional dental help is needed to effectively manage and treat any oral pain and dental problems. Make sure to see a dentist at the first sign of any oral or dental pain you may have.
Root caries (decay) is caused by exposure of the tooth root to decay-causing acids. This happens when the tooth roots becomes exposed as gum tissue recedes from the tooth.
Root decay is one of the more significant dental issue facing older adults. Some of the reasons for this is due to dentures, lack of dexterity, a shift from complex to simple sugars, and poor oral hygiene.
Root caries is the major cause of tooth loss in older adults, and tooth loss is the most significant oral health-related negative variable of quality of life for the elderly